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Announcement Successful Verdict $4,670,000

4,670,000 Verdict

Georgaklis & Mallas is proud to announce another successful verdict. Congratulations to Kostantinos “Gus” Mallas and the entire Georgaklis & Mallas team on obtaining a verdict for our client in the amount of $4,670,000.

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Announcement Successful Settlement $800,000

Wrongful Death Case Settlement

Georgaklis & Mallas, PLLC is pleased to announce a settlement in the amount of $800,000. This settlement was achieved by Managing Partner and Senior Trial Attorney, Kostantinos “Gus” Mallas, after resting plaintiff’s case on this Wrongful Death case.

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$500,000 Settlement for a Construction Worker

$500,000 Settlement for a construction worker accident in new york

New York, June 30th, 2023

This settlement was achieved by partner, Gregory S. Lombardi, for a construction worker injured at a #construction #jobsite when he #fell from an I beam while carrying lumber. The #injuredworker was not provided the requisite #safetyharnesses, #ladders, and/or #hoists to complete this work. As a result of this #accident, the #injuredworker suffered a #tornmeniscus which required #surgery and an injury to his back.

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Super Lawyer Announcement

Super Lawyers 2023

Georgaklis & Mallas is proud to announce for the 12th consecutive year, senior partner Kostantinos “Gus” Mallas has been selected to the prestigious Metro New York Super Lawyers list.

This list signifies the honor of being chosen of one of the top five percent of practicing attorneys in NY. Georgaklis & Mallas is humbled by this indication of our hard work in the representation of our clients and being recognized by our peers.

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Gregory S. Lombardi Announcement

Gregory S. Lombardi

Georgaklis and Mallas is happy to announce that as of April 1, 2023, Gregory S. Lombardi has been named partner to the firm. Since joining the firm Mr. Lombardi has been an Associate in the firm’s Personal Injury division. He has handled litigation involving construction accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, municipal liability, and automobile cases on behalf of the firm. He has distinguished himself by successfully obtaining millions of dollars in recovery for the firm’s clients.

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New York's Grieving Families Act: A Second Chance for Justice

New York's Grieving Families Act

The Grieving Families Act was meant to correct a longstanding injustice that has been enshrined in New York's constitution for 176 years. However, the bill suffered a setback in Albany, which led to its failure. The good news is that the Grieving Families Act can and should be given another chance, without changes that would seriously undermine its intent.

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Tylenol Risk of Neurological Conditions

Tylenol Risks

According to recent studies, taking Tylenol or Acetaminophen while pregnant can increase the risk of neurological conditions that affect the development of the baby's brain. These conditions include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Five Road Dangers to Watch Out For During the Holidays

Five Road Dangers to Watch Out For During the Holidays

The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be driving on the road. In addition to the dangers caused by the cold winter weather, drivers are often more reckless as well, endangering themselves and everyone else on the road. Here are five road dangers you should watch out for during the holidays: 

Slippery roads: The biggest danger that every driver must deal with during the winter is the weather, or more specifically, what the weather does to the road. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain can all make the ground incredibly icy, making it difficult to maintain traction and increasing the likelihood that a driver will lose control of their vehicle. It can also make it much harder to stop or maneuver out of the way of other vehicles or pedestrians, making accidents much more likely.

Low visibility: The holidays are also the time of year when more people are driving when it is dark outside, thanks to the diminished hours of daylight. This means that drivers will have a harder time seeing pedestrians and other vehicles, and may not notice them in time to stop them. This can be compounded by snowstorms, fog, and other issues that impair visibility and increase the risks of an accident.

Poorly maintained vehicle: When motor vehicles are well-maintained, they have a much better chance of being able to handle the winter than they otherwise would. Worn-down tires can be problematic at the best of times, much less when they hit an icy patch on the road, and a poorly maintained engine is more likely to stall from the cold. In addition, cold weather can cause tires to become underinflated and drain a car battery more quickly than most people realize, increasing the risk of sudden mechanical failures.

Exhausted drivers: People are also more likely to drive while sleep-deprived during the winter, thanks in part to the change from Daylight Savings Time. This shift in people’s schedules, combined with the pressures many people feel during the holidays, means they are often more exhausted behind the wheel than they would normally be. When people drive tired, they are slower to react than normal and more likely to drive recklessly, increasing the risk of an accident

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$200,000.00 – For a 50-year-old woman who tripped and fell on a piece of broken sidewalk and sustained a broken wrist.

$200,000.00 – For a 50-year-old woman who tripped and fell on a piece of broken sidewalk and sustained a broken wrist.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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$280,000.00 – For a victim of a medical malpractice.

$280,000.00 – For a victim of a medical malpractice

A 61-year-old woman who went in for a routine colonoscopy and had her colon perforated. The perforated colon was in fact  a risk of a colonoscopy, our firm showed that this particular case due to a poor prep, the colonoscopy should have been aborted. In failure to abort the colonoscopy that was a departure from good and accepted medical practice. 

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$300,000.00 – For a man who had an arthroscopic surgery to his shoulder as a result of a motor vehicle incident that occurred while he was making a left hand turn.

$300,000.00 – For a man who had an arthroscopic surgery to his shoulder as a result of a motor vehicle incident that occurred while he was making a left hand turn

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$340,000.00 – For a woman who tripped and fell on a sidewalk and broke her elbow.

$340,000.00 – For a woman who tripped and fell on a sidewalk and broke her elbow

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$375,000.00 – For an elderly driver of a motor vehicle that crashed with another car on the highway and sustained spasms to his spine.

$375,000.00 – For an elderly driver of a motor vehicle that crashed with another car on the highway and sustained spasms to his spine

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$380,000.00 – For a delivery man that slipped on grease at a diner and broke his ankle.

$380,000.00 – For a delivery man that slipped on grease at a diner and broke his ankle

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$400,000.00 – For a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered neck, back, and hip injuries.

$400,000.00 – For a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered neck, back, and hip injuries

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$400,000.00 – For a man whose car collided with a bus and suffered an injury to his knee which required surgery.

$400,000.00 – For a man whose car collided with a bus and suffered an injury to his knee which required surgery

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$400,000.00 – For a firefighter that fell on debris on a roof and suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder.

$400,000.00 – For a firefighter that fell on debris on a roof and suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder

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$500,000.00 – For a driver whose car was struck by a Department of Transportation vehicle which failed to yield at a stop sign.

$500,000.00 – For a driver whose car was struck by a Department of Transportation vehicle which failed to yield at a stop sign

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$500,000.00 – For a 59 year old man that slipped and fell on ice while he was doing roofing work.

$500,000.00 – For a 59 year old man that slipped and fell on ice while he was doing roofing work

As a result, he sustained a fracture of his orbital bone.

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$585,000.00 – For a middle aged woman whose vehicle was struck in the rear which caused her spinal injuries.

$585,000.00 – For a middle aged woman whose vehicle was struck in the rear which caused her spinal injuries

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$600,000.00 – For a painter who fell from a ladder and suffered spinal injuries as well as an injury to his knee.

$600,000.00 – For a painter who fell from a ladder and suffered spinal injuries as well as an injury to his knee

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$750,000.00 – For a construction worker that was injured on a job-made ladder, when he fell a short distance and injured his back.

$750,000.00 – For a construction worker that was injured on a job-made ladder, when he fell a short distance and injured his back

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$762,500.00 – For a 38 year old woman who injured her back when she slipped and fell on ice in a Costco parking lot.

$762,500.00 – For a 38 year old woman who injured her back when she slipped and fell on ice in a Costco parking lot

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$606,000.00 – For the family of an elderly man who broke his hip after he tripped and fell on a sidewalk in front of his home.

$606,000.00 – For the family of an elderly man who broke his hip after he tripped and fell on a sidewalk in front of his home

Prior to trial the man died of complications from his injuries. The 86 year old man never testified the proof was entirely circumstantial evidence of how he tripped and fell.

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$625,000.00 – For a school safety officer who slipped and fell while at work.

$625,000.00 – For a school safety officer who slipped and fell while at work

As a result, she suffered injuries to her wrist, shoulder and back which prevented her from returning to her job.

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$650,000.00 – For an ambulance driver that crashed with another vehicle at an intersection.

Ambulance Accident Verdict NY

As a result, she sustained a herniated disc in her spine.

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$675,000.00 – For a man who tripped and fell on a sidewalk as a result of a hole on the sidewalk.

Tripped and Fall Accident Verdict NY

He broke his ankle, necessitating surgical intervention.

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$770,000 – For the estate of a 49-year-old woman following a jury trial in Westchester County

Verdict Medical Malpractice

Kostantinos Mallas, the partner in charge of the personal injury department and senior trial attorney, proved that the defendant committed malpractice by failing to provide blood thinners to his patient who injured her knee on Christmas day in 2009. The defendants argued that the medical standard did not indicate the need for blood thinners in this instance. Through expert testimony, Mr. Mallas was able to convince the jury that it was a deviation from good an accepted medical practice not to prescribe blood thinners. The decedent ultimately developed a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) which led to a pulmonary embolism, causing her death on January 20, 2010.

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$830,000.00 – For a steamfitter who was injured when he tripped and fell while working at a construction site

Construction Accident Verdict NY

As a result, he sustained fractures to his arm which necessitated surgical intervention.

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$875,000.00 – For a 46 year old motorcyclist, who was struck in the rear by a motor vehicle.

Motorcycle accident verdict

As a result there were serious spinal injuries which necessitated surgery.

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$900,000.00 – For a 67-year-old victim of medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice Verdict

The 67-year-old had a nerve severed in her dominant arm causing her to lose some use of that arm which required a further surgery to transplant a nerve for her to regain use of the function in that arm. The defendants argued that there was no departure from good and accepted practice and that this was simply a risk of the surgery. However, we were able to demonstrate, through the use of experts, that in fact the defendants’ surgeon was unaware that he had transected the nerve causing the damage, and thus, departed from good and accepted medical practice.

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$1,000,000.00 – For the family of a woman who died as a result of medical malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Verdict

The victim died due to the defendants failure to recognize a pulmonary embolism, which ultimately led to a stroke and her death.

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$1,000,000.00 – For a woman that was injured while a passenger in a motor vehicle that was struck in the rear.

Vehicle accident Verdict

Our client sustained serious spinal injuries which require surgical intervention. Defendants contended that the accident involved a light impact and could not have caused the injuries to our client. Defendants claimed that the injuries stemmed from pre-existing conditions that occurred as a result of two prior car accidents. We were able to show that the injuries were as a result of this accident and that our client was unable to return to work as a school teacher as a result.

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$1,650,000.00 – For a woman who tripped and fell down the stairs and sustained serious and severe spinal injuries which necessitated surgical intervention.

Trip and Fell Accident - Verdict

The defendants claimed that our client should have used the handrail and would have avoided falling. We were able to show that the plaintiff tried to grab the handrail but was unable to do so. Additionally, contrary to what the defendants claimed, that our client achieved a good recovery. We were able to show that she in fact continues to have residual problems.

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$1,850,000.00 – For a 46-year-old union electrician who had fallen from an “A” frame ladder while performing his work.

Verdict from a fall accident

The defendants had argued that the injuries were not severe and that he should be able to return to work. However, we were able to show, through the retention of the appropriate experts, that there was significant injuries and lost wages. We were able to show the defendants violated Labor Law Sections 240(1) and 200 and we were granted Summary Judgment on the issue from Court.

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$2,500,000.00 – For an elderly woman that was injured upon a bus that stopped abruptly.

Bus accident Verdict

The driver of the bus claimed that a car had cut him off requiring him to stop short. We were able to show that even if that were the case, there was still sufficient time to stop safely and avoid the happening of this incident.

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$3,500,000.00 – For an elderly man whose car was struck by a Police vehicle that was on an emergency run and entered the intersection.

Verdict Police vehicle accident

 The defendants contented that the police vehicle had a green light and slowed down before entering the intersection. We were able to show that the police vehicle was driven at an imprudent speed considering the time of day and amount of traffic. This was the 7th highest verdict for a motor vehicle accident in 2002.

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$18,681,323.00 – For a 44 year old man who was severely burned over 60% of his body

Verdict 44 year old man who was severely burned over 60% of his body

This case was tried and won despite a vigorous defense which blamed the victim. We were able to show that the defendants were negligent in the maintenance of their building through expert testimony and cross examination of witness. We showed the severity of our client’s injuries to the jury. Which made this the ninth highest verdict in the State of New York for 2011.

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Why a Slip and Fall is No Joke

Why a Slip and Fall is No Joke

When most people think about slipping and falling, they think about silly accidents that can be easily laughed off, or pratfalls in comedies. At worst, they may get concerned about the elderly or people with certain medical conditions falling. However, slipping and falling can cause severe injuries to people of any age or health, and if you are inj...

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The Perils of Slipping and Falling

The Perils of Slipping and Falling

Every year, millions of Americans are sent to the hospital after slipping and falling, whether in their home, at work, out shopping, or elsewhere. While often seen as comical in TV shows and movies, slipping and falling is no laughing matter. It can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or people with certain medical conditions. It...

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Falling Injuries in NYC Construction Industry Increase in 2021

Falling Injuries in NYC Construction Industry Increase in 2021

Falling injuries have always been one of the greatest dangers that construction workers face on the job. Statistically speaking, falls account for more construction injuries than any other, with only a handful of other causes even coming close. Unfortunately, this year has proven to be worse than last year, as the number of fall injuries has alread...

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Seven Signs of Potential Negligence by Construction Contractors

Seven Signs of Potential Negligence by Construction Contractors

In construction, a contractor typically refers to a company that is hired to build, remodel, repair, restore, or demolish a building. Along with the people who own the construction site, they are the ones primarily responsible for ensuring that it is safe to go forward with construction. Thus, they are also often one of the primary culprits when so...

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Five Common Consequences of Medical Malpractice

Five Common Consequences of Medical Malpractice

 When you seek medical treatment for some ailment or injury, you expect to be treated with utmost care by your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. However, sometimes those medical professionals fail to perform their duties as they are intended to, resulting in harm to the patients they are treating, and possible medical malpracti...

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A Car Accident Can Cost You Much More Than Your Car

A Car Accident Can Cost You Much More Than Your Car

A car accident can happen at nearly any time, and for a variety of unpredictable reasons. You may get hit by a distracted or fatigued driver who simply loses focus for a moment or be unfortunate enough to come across an intoxicated driver who lacks the faculties to control their vehicle. You might collide with another vehicle on an icy or slippery ...

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One Killed, Three Injured in NYC Construction Accident

One Killed, Three Injured in NYC Construction Accident

A construction worker was killed, and three others were injured, in an accident at a construction site in New York City over the weekend. The accident occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at a building on E 36th Street near Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The building was being renovated by the workers at the time of their unfortunate accident. The a...

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The Importance of Informed Consent

The Importance of Informed Consent

A medical professional is not supposed to perform any medical procedure, prescribe any medication, or administer any other treatment without the informed consent of a patient or their legal representative. Doing otherwise may not only be unethical, but also illegal, and can risk major harm to the patient. But what is informed consent and why is it ...

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Scaffold Injuries in New York City

Scaffold Injuries in New York City

When people think of New York City, a few images come to mind: skyscrapers, hot dog carts, and sidewalks crowded with pedestrians. In recent years, scaffolding has also become synonymous with the Big Apple. Scaffolds, also known as "sidewalk sheds," are temporary structures on the outside of buildings, usually made of wood or metal poles, that are ...

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Hit and Run Car Accidents

Hit and Run Car Accidents

According AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are increasing over the last couple of years. The current statistics show that a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the U.S. just about every 43 seconds. Unfortunately, when dealing with a hit-and-run collision, it may be more difficult to recover through the use of legal rem...

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Construction Accidents due to Defective Hard Hats

Construction Accidents due to Defective Hard Hats

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) contributes to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a TBI happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDCP, one of the leading causes of TBIs is being stuck in the head...

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Construction Accident from Retaining Wall

Construction Accident from Retaining Wall

Rescue workers recovered the body of a construction worker who died after being trapped in a trench when a retaining wall collapsed at a worksite. The New York Times reported that the accident happened on September 12 at approximately 1:30 p.m. A group of construction workers was digging a trench 30 feet below street level at the site, located at 3...

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Auto Mechanic Negligence May Cause A Crash

Auto Mechanic Negligence May Cause A Crash

Under certain circumstances, an auto mechanic and repair shop may be held liable for a crash when an improper repair causes an accident. Auto mechanic negligence can lead to a serious accident that results in life-threatening injuries. In New York State, a person may file a claim against an auto mechanic under the theory of negligence. Under a negl...

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Avoid Falling a Victim of a Pathology Misdiagnosis

Avoid Falling a Victim of a Pathology Misdiagnosis

A pathologist is a medical professional responsible for examining bodily fluids and tissue in order to assist in diagnosing a patient that is experiencing certain signs and symptoms of a medical condition. A pathologist will use laboratory tests and equipment to assist with the process of diagnosing serious or sometimes life-threatening illnesses. ...

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Landlord’s Hoarding Creates Health Problems for Tenants

Landlord’s Hoarding Creates Health Problems for Tenants

QNS.com reported that residents of an apartment complex in Glendale, Queens have complained of odors emanating from the unoccupied units as a result of their landlord's extreme hoarding.An empty first-floor apartment was covered in waste and the basement has been packed with garbage and debris "from floor to ceiling," a resident told QNS.com, addin...

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Don’t be the Victim of a Head-on Collision

Don’t be the Victim of a Head-on Collision

Head-on collisions result in some of the most serious and deadly accidents. A head-on collision occurs when one vehicle directly impacts the front of another vehicle. Oftentimes, these accidents result in death or serious injuries to the vehicle occupants, as well as significant damage to the vehicles. Most often, these accidents happen due to one ...

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Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis & Errors

Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis & Errors

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. In the United States, there are more than 3 million people diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Skin cancer is the mutation of cells beneath the skin that is often highly aggressive. These highly aggressive mutations grow out of control and form cancerous cells. If left untreated, skin ca...

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Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

Distracted Drivers Cause Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the odds of getting into a collision are two times more likely when a person takes his or her eyes off of the road for just two seconds. Recently, the University of Utah conducted a study which found that a motor vehicle's navigation system is extremely distracting to a driver. Accord...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries contribute to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDC, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are ...

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Accident in a Parking Garage or Lot

Accident in a Parking Garage or Lot

The holiday season is approaching. It is time to be extra cautious as holiday traffic, hazardous road conditions, and drunk drivers leaving holiday parties will begin to increase. In addition, pay extra attention when pulling in and out of a parking garage or parking lot, because failing to do so may result in death or serious injuries to those aro...

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The Scaffold Law May Lead To A Judgment In Your Favor

The Scaffold Law May Lead To A Judgment In Your Favor

Recently, a worker who was repairing a three-family home was injured when plywood fell onto him. The man was cutting sheets of plywood and handing them off to a co-worker, who hoisted the plywood approximately 20 feet onto the roof. The material fell onto the worker, resulting in an injury. He sued, alleging that the property owner was liable under...

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Buckle Up!

Buckle Up!

According to a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, rural roads are deadlier than city streets, however, rural drivers remain less likely to wear seatbelts.The study found that fatal injuries in car crashes were higher in suburban areas in the northeast than in urban centers. In addition, rural c...

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Sustaining A Concussion In A Motor Vehicle Accident

 Sustaining A Concussion In A Motor Vehicle Accident

When an individual is involved in a car accident, a rush of adrenaline is sent throughout his or her body. An adrenaline rush assists in masking any pain a person may be experiencing. This can last from a few hours to an entire evening. While an adrenaline rush may be beneficial in certain circumstances, it has negative risks for those involved in ...

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More Recalls In The Automobile Industry

More Recalls In The Automobile Industry

Recently, there has been a surge in the number of recalls in the automobile industry. The largest industry recall has been the Takata airbag devices. Takata airbag devices are commonly found in Honda and Acura vehicles. According to reports, there has been a 12th confirmed fatality due to a defect in the airbag. It is important to remember to monit...

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Car Accident Burns Can Be Life Threatening

Car Accident Burns Can Be Life Threatening

Any time there is a motor vehicle accident, there is a possibility that the fuel tank may explode or a cracked fuel tank will leak, resulting in a fire. A car accident fire is often started due to a hot engine, spark, or exhaust pipe igniting gas that has leaked from the fuel tank. Many automobile accidents occur as a result of a reckless, careless...

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What to Do If You Are Injured in an Uber Accident

What to Do If You Are Injured in an Uber Accident

It was recently announced that Uber's services will now extend across New York State, including Upstate New York and Long Island. Uber is a rideshare service that allows individuals to order a ride through his or her smartphone. An Uber driver will then pick up an individual at a determined location with his or her private vehicle and bring the rid...

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Burn Injuries in the Workplace

Burn Injuries in the Workplace

Work-related burns are a leading cause of occupational injuries in the United States. As many as 20 to 30 percent of all burn-related hospitalizations are due to workplace injuries, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Those who suffer from on-the-job burn injuries can be subjected to serious, debilitating effects. ...

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What is Pain and Suffering?

What is Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering is an essential part of many personal injury cases. Pain and suffering is a legal term that refers to a variety of injuries that may occur as a result of an accident. Not only does pain and suffering cover the physical pain of an injury, but also the emotional and mental injuries, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and...

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New York City Increases Safety Measures for Construction Workers

New York City Increases Safety Measures for Construction Workers

On May 10, several bills were signed into law which increases safety conditions for New York City's construction workers. The approved bills include increases in injury reporting requirements, crane-related safety measures, and the requirement of a construction superintendent and onsite safety plan for any building project that is three stories or ...

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Construction Injuries Under New York Law

Construction Injuries Under New York Law

One look at the New York City skyline can tell you that the city is currently undergoing a building boom. With more and more construction projects beginning each month, construction worker injuries and deaths are on the rise. The growing number of deaths and injuries were brought to the attention of New Yorkers on January 31st, when thousands of Ne...

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Slip and Fall Due to Snow? Here’s What You Need to Know

Slip and Fall Due to Snow? Here’s What You Need to Know

 With the official start of Winter arriving, New Yorkers know the inevitable northeast snowfall is right around the corner. When visiting retail locations in the inclement weather, shoppers should be aware of the property owner's liability for snow removal in case of a slip and fall. The responsibility of a property owner in New York City to r...

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Cleanup in Aisle Five: Slip-and-Falls in Supermarkets

Cleanup in Aisle Five: Slip-and-Falls in Supermarkets

 A trip to the supermarket should not end in a trip to the hospital. But, sometimes, that is what happens. When a bottle of olive oil is knocked over or a punctured container leaks out milk, fruit juice or orange juice onto the floor, those automatically become hazards to unsuspecting customers, who slip, fall and become seriously injured. It ...

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Construction Accident in Brooklyn

Construction Accident in Brooklyn

Another construction tragedy recently occurred in New York City. At a Bed-Stuy construction site, a cinder block wall collapsed killing a 19-year-old construction worker and injuring two others. At the site, a one-story commercial building was being converted into a five-story structure that would also include residential units. The cinder wall was...

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Construction Site Safety Violations

Construction Site Safety Violations

It has been widely publicized in the media that the rate of death and injury at construction sites has risen dramatically over the last two years. A recent New York Times expose has shed light on the matter after two years of investigations. According to the Times, although the rate of building has increased throughout the city by 11% in the last f...

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New York’s Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

New York’s Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

It is devastating to have a medical condition that is made worse at the hands of an incompetent doctor. If such a case arises, a patient can bring a suit against the doctor for malpractice for the injuries they caused. However, patients must be aware that New York imposes strict time limits on medical malpractice cases called statutes of limitation...

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Recovering Compensation for Burn Injuries

Recovering Compensation for Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are a serious matter that can cause devastating effects such as long-term health issues, disfigurement and even death. According to the American Burn Association, each year 3,400 individuals die due to burn injuries. The majority of these deaths occur due to residential fires. Other causes included motor vehicle accidents, flames, smo...

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Construction Accident due to Roof Collapse

Construction Accident due to Roof Collapse

A 52-year-old construction worker, who specialized in ironworking, was killed on, February 24, 2015, when steel beams intended for the new environmentally-friendly roof at Brooklyn's Barclays Center fell off and stuck him. According to reports, the worker was part of a team installing the vegetative green roofing near the Atlantic Avenue side of th...

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Family of Boxer Sues State of New York for Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Family of Boxer Sues State of New York for Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact. As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but ...

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Elevator Construction Accident

Elevator Construction Accident

Two construction workers were injured Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, in Greenwich Village when elevator cables snapped, causing the elevator to drop half a floor. The workers were part of a 12-apartment renovation at the 56 West 11th St. apartment building. According to reports, the workers had opened up the elevator car's ceiling hatch and had pushe...

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Medical Malpractice: Understanding Misdiagnosis

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Misdiagnosis

Each year, an estimated 5 percent of Americans are misdiagnosed by their physicians. The seemingly trivial 5 percent mark translates into over 12 million misdiagnosed individuals annually. Misdiagnosis can lead to serious prolonged medical problems, financial hardship or even death. Generally, medical malpractice focuses on treatment errors and med...

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Can I Sue if I was Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Can I Sue if I was Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?

The owner or possessor of a property may be held legally responsible, and victims may sue for their injuries, when individuals can prove that the owner or manager of the property was negligent in their duties to maintain the space. Dangerous conditions such as torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor lighting, narrow stairs, or a wet floor can cau...

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Spinal Stimulator Implants: Surgical Errors

Spinal Stimulator Implants: Surgical Errors

There are risks associated with every operation, but competent surgical care can alleviate many of these risks. Surgical errors may occur during operations, pre-operative care, or post-operative care. These errors often take the form of hemorrhage, infections, surgery on the wrong side of the body, surgery performed on the wrong organ, organ perfor...

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Brooklyn Building Collapses During Construction

Brooklyn Building Collapses During Construction

An increase in construction around New York City and its surrounding boroughs is generally viewed as a sign of an economic rebound. In recent years, New York has seen a dramatic increase in residential high-rise construction, hotel redevelopment, the initiation of large transportation projects, as well as an increase in construction projects in gen...

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CT Man Sues New York City and Citi Bike

CT Man Sues New York City and Citi Bike

It is likely that anyone who has traveled through New York City in the last year has noticed an increase in cyclists throughout one of the busiest cities in the world. This increase is the direct result of New York City's public bike-sharing program named Citi Bike. The program, which sparked controversy in 2013 for its potential dangers and hazard...

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Construction Accident with Metro Employee

Construction Accident with Metro Employee

With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and distur...

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Reckless Driver Jumps Curb and Ends the Lives of Two Pedestrians in Queens, NY

Reckless Driver Jumps Curb and Ends the Lives of Two Pedestrians in Queens, NY

 It is a well-known fact that drivers should be on alert when driving, since the road is a dangerous place, but now the same may be true when individuals simply walk down a side walk. Police are investigating after a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a phone booth, lamp post and parked cars before jumping the curb and...

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A Store's Responsibility to the Safety of its Customers

A Store's Responsibility to the Safety of its Customers

As the holiday season approaches, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping will also commence, leaving many stores, malls, shopping centers, and outlets in a state of organized chaos. But have you ever wondered what responsibilities the store owners have to protect its store patrons from harm? Well, you should. Unfortunately, the family of 10-year...

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Tips on Buying Distressed Homes (Foreclosed or Short Sale)

Tips on Buying Distressed Homes (Foreclosed or Short Sale)

To some individuals, the idea of buying a home in distress is a turn-off of sorts; however, the truth is, there are some real hidden treasures marked with the signs of "Foreclosure" or "Short sale," and many buyers do themselves a disservice by writing off these opportunities before giving them any thoughtful consideration. Yet some have caught on ...

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A New Light Starting to Shine on Construction Loans and Lenders

A New Light Starting to Shine on Construction Loans and Lenders

During the recession, construction in New York State slowed down tremendously and there was no known end in sight. However, finally, signs of light are starting to shine through on the construction loan market and are breathing new life into the industry. Not only has lending for multifamily rental buildings, with its steady income flow, been popul...

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New York Family Compensated for Daughter’s Birth Injury - Medical Malpractice

New York Family Compensated for Daughter’s Birth Injury - Medical Malpractice

Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly ...

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Misdiagnosis vs. Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis vs. Delayed Diagnosis

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Some reports suggest that as many as 40% of medical malpractice cases involve a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. These issues are a clear patient safety problem. Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor diagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. For example, ...

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A Good Lease is a Terrible Thing to Waste

A Good Lease is a Terrible Thing to Waste

At the heart of investment real estate is often times the lease. Well-crafted lease agreements can create value for both landlords and tenants, and poorly designed agreements can do just the opposite. Be as careful and thorough as possible when negotiating this real estate contract, because it is exactly that, a contract. Those who fall into bad ti...

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Back To Basics: Are Doctors and Nurses Forgetting the Fundamentals of Healthcare?

Back To Basics: Are Doctors and Nurses Forgetting the Fundamentals of Healthcare?

The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one o...

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Does Your Medicine Make You Sick?

Does Your Medicine Make You Sick?

The word medicine goes hand in hand with feeling better, or better yet, a cure. But what if the precise thing that is meant to improve your health is actually affecting it in a bad way? Events such as prescription errors may be viewed as the exception not the rule, but research has shown that they are all too common. A study by the Institute of Med...

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Woman Awarded Compensation for Premise Liability Suit

Woman Awarded Compensation for Premise Liability Suit

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure they maintain a safe environment. In New York, many people rely on building and property owners to keep rental properties free from hazards as there are many people who rent work spaces and apartments. Renters should be able to expect that the property owners will address and remedy un...

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How to Calculate Pain and Suffering

How to Calculate Pain and Suffering

In a personal injury lawsuit, several matters will be considered so as to determine the amount that you should be compensated. One of the factors that will be considered is pain and suffering. There is no actual way to place a number on the pain and/or trauma you have experienced due to an injury or life event. No amount of money can erase the past...

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What is informed consent?

What is informed consent?

 While medical issues can sometimes be complex, it is the doctor's job to explain things in a way that patients understand. Therefore, the requirement of being able to dispel a patient's confusion is at the heart of informed consent laws. What is informed consent? In order to meet the requirements of the law, informed consent mandates that pat...

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A Famous NHL Player’s Death…Was it Wrongful?

A Famous NHL Player’s Death…Was it Wrongful?

No matter the circumstance, losing a loved one is one of the hardest situations to go through in life and can be traumatic to say the least. However, if the death was caused by the negligence of another party, the grief can be exceptionally harder. Wrongful deaths in New York often involve fatal car accidents, but may involve many other types of de...

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A New Problem Sounding the Alarms

A New Problem Sounding the Alarms

If you have ever been to a hospital, you know that there are many noises associated with the institution. The beeps of a monitor, the buzzing of a machine, and the other sounds of the instruments are all just a part of a busy hospital unit. However, as nurses and doctors become accustomed to hearing the every-day sounds of their workplace, a very s...

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Construction Workplace Injury in Queens

Construction Workplace Injury in Queens

Although, every construction worker goes to work fully aware of these possible dangers, this type of career choice holds certain occupational hazards which often lead to workplace accidents. These accidents may result in personal injuries. This was the environment for a construction worker, this past June, in Queens New York. A construction worker ...

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What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

 You've fallen on another person's property and injured yourself. It could be slipping on something in a store, tripping on a crumbling staircase or falling on an icy sidewalk. Now what do you do? Try to remain calm. This may be easier said than done, but it is important to remember as much as you can about the accident. Here are some common s...

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Suing the State or a Municipality for Your Personal Injury

Suing the State or a Municipality for Your Personal Injury

Sometimes your personal injury may be caused by the negligence of the State of New York or a municipality. But suing the government is not is not the same as suing other defendants. Because there are strict notice requirements, time is of the essence. Here are some things you need to know about suing the government in New York. • If you are suing t...

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